Beth Ela Wilkens - Harris Beach PLLC
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Beth Ela Wilkens

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 585-419-8645

Mrs. Wilkens is a member of the firm, leader of the Financial Institutions & Capital Markets Industry Team and practices in the Corporate Practice Group.  She focuses her legal practice on corporate, finance, securities, banking, and general commercial law.  Significant portions of her practice also include corporate governance matters, arranging financing, and mergers and acquisitions.  She is general outside counsel to a publicly traded company, and provides general corporate representation to a number of businesses and not-for-profit organizations.  She also serves as coordinating counsel for several large financial institutions and works with a number of other banks and investment funds.  Mrs. Wilkens has developed additional expertise in the area of health systems, both through professional engagements and volunteer work.  She is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by professional and business organizations.

Pomona CollegeBA 1971Cornell Law SchoolJ.D. 1974

Office Location

99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Rochester-NY Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Rochester-NY Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Rochester-NY Metro Area
Beth Ela Wilkens has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Beth Ela Wilkens has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Beth Ela Wilkens has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Finance, Letters of Credit, Loan Documentation, Mezzanine Finance, Regulatory, Secured Transactions, Syndicate Transaction Lending, Transactions)
Corporate Law (Banking, Closely-Held Businesses, Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Publicly-Held Companies, Secured Transactions, Securities, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Female